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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Model for Predicting Coastal Storm Damage in the North Sea

July 7, 2016 — A system for predicting storm damage by waves in northern areas of the North Sea has been developed by mathematicians. The north-east Scottish coast was found to be more exposed to swell arriving ... read more

May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more ... read more

Scientist Will Use Satellite Data to Study Lightning That Sizzles

May 6, 2016 — Researchers want to learn more about long-stroke lightning that makes things ... read more

Hydrocarbon Storage, Fracking and Lightning Risk

Mar. 14, 2016 — Fires caused by lightning strikes on hydrocarbon storage plants are a century-old, yet to be addressed, problem, according to new research. In the era of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, this is ... read more

Science Can Now Link Climate Change With Some Extreme Weather Events

Mar. 11, 2016 — Extreme weather events like floods, heat waves and droughts can devastate communities and populations worldwide. Recent scientific advances have enabled researchers to confidently say that the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A dynamic process that cools the coastal ocean and can weaken hurricanes was discovered as Hurricane Irene made landfall in New Jersey, according to a new study. The study's findings could help ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that tracks auroras through the project's website, mobile apps and ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientists is the first to link Europeans' overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Scientists have used Rocket-city Ozone (O3) Quality Evaluation in the Troposphere (RO3QET) Lidar to measure ozone produced by lightning in the United States. The research could be important to air ... read more

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — A new model explains three fundamental features of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Its huge size, its timescale of about 45 days, and why the tropical storm clouds always move toward the ... read more

The Science Behind Snow's Serenity

Jan. 21, 2016 — A thick blanket of snow covering streets, walkways and rooftops can cause some major stress, but it can also be calming. The world seems quieter and it's not just because people are hibernating ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The low pressure area known as System 90L developed rapidly since Jan. 13 and became Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14. Several satellites and instruments captured data on this out-of-season storm. ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Winter is changing, becoming less like the cold seasons we may remember. The 'new winter' has consequences far beyond December-to-March. It affects spring and summer, too, including ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Shortly after NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Pali it strengthened into a record-breaking ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Coastal wetlands are in retreat in many locations around the globe -- raising deep concerns about damage to the wildlife that the marshes nourish and the loss of their ability to protect against ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar ... read more

Cold, Hot or Dry: Persistent Weather Extremes Associated With Decreased Storm Activity

Dec. 11, 2015 — A decrease in storm activity over large parts of the US, Europe, Russia, and China is found to influence weather extremes -- cold ones in winter, hot or dry ones in summer, shows a new study. The ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — The unseen responses of remote offshore lighthouse during severe storm conditions have been revealed in a new study. Researchers considered historical and contemporary observations of the wave impact ... read more

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